About the Computer Science Department

The Computer Science Department is headquartered in the Gates Center for Computer Science on Carnegie Mellon’s Pittsburgh campus.

Green roof Gates building CMU Computer Science Made possible by a lead gift of $20 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Gates Center opened in 2009 with new classrooms, graduate and faculty offices, conference rooms, labs, and open project space. The American Institute of Architects selected the LEED-certified Gold building as one of the nine best examples of architectural excellence and urban design in2012.

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Computer Science Department
Carnegie Mellon University
Gates Center
Pittsburgh PA 15213-3891
Phone: 412-268-2565

Key Contacts

Department Administration
Department HeadSrinivasan Seshan412-268-8734www
Assistant to The Department HeadDiana Hyde 412-268-1156 
Assoc. Dept. Head for Finance and Administration AnnMarie Zanger412-268-2595  
Asst. Dean, Industrial Relations/ Dir. Special EventsCatherine Copetas412-268-8525
Marketing & Communications ManagerJennifer Landefeld 412-268-4740
Undergraduate Education
Assoc. Dean for Undergraduate EducationGuy Blelloch412-268-6245www
Asst. Dean, Undergraduate EducationTom Cortina412-268-3514www
Undergraduate Program AdministratorMary Widom  412-268-9497 
Undergraduate Program & Academic Events CoordinatorAmy Weis  412-268-5561 


Graduate Education
Director of Doctoral ProgramsVenkatesan Guruswami412-268-6310www
Graduate Applications Coordinatorapplygrad@cs.cmu.edu 
Master's and 5th Yr. Program AdministratorTracy Farbacher412-268-8824  
Ph.D. Graduate AdmissionsCharlotte Yano412-268-7656 
Ph.D. Graduate Program ManagerDeb Cavlovich412-268-3789 

Campus Police - Emergency - 412-268-2323

Campus Police - Non-Emergency - 412-268-6232


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